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Some Raleigh Towing Companies Want To Raise Rates

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RALEIGH, N.C. — You may have to part with more green if your car gets towed in Raleigh.

Towing companies who have contracts with the city want to raise their rates.

Right now, they charge $50 for abandoned cars and $85 for wrecked cars. They want to raise those prices to $65 and $125 respectively.

The rates do not apply to cars that are parked illegally.

Follow Five On Your Side's First Investigation of Questionable Towing Practices:

  • May 5, 1998:
  • Towing Victims Question Practices of Raleigh Company
  • May 14, 1998:
  • Brentwood Towing Gets Visit From State Investigators
  • May 19, 1998
  • Brentwood Towing Victims, Attorney General, Speak Out
  • May 21, 1998:
  • Brentwood Towing Faces Misdemeanor Charges After DMV Investigation
  • Dec. 2, 1998
  • Judge Orders Brentwood Towing to Turn Over Records
  • July 12, 1999:
  • Attorney General Files Suit Against Former Brentwood Towing
  • July 21, 1999:
  • Raleigh Towing Company Makes Court Appearance